Another month, another adventure! This time to the other side of the pond, and to New York City! This trip was a family holiday with Emily’s family and was a family Christmas present from her parents with them kindly inviting me along. We were in the city from Sunday 12th to Saturday 18th Februaryso had plenty of time to see everything we could. But let’s start at the beginning with Day 1.
Our day started at 5am so we could leave for the airport at 6am, as our flight was due to take off at 9am. Everything went smoothy until we arrived at the airport, our fight was delayed! Only by 30minutes but delayed none-the-less. We actually made that time up in the air due to a strong tail wind and we actually landed 10minutes early at Newark Liberty International airport. Again, everything went smoothly as we passed through the airport, no queue at immigration, our bags were first off and our transfer to our hotel was waiting for us.
We stayed at The Manhattan on Times Square hotel for the week. The rooms were a good size, rather large if I’m being honest, the provided breakfast was great, and we were only a 2 minute walk from Times Square and only 10minutes from Central Park.
We actually started our adventures by visiting Radio City Music Hall for some quick pictures before heading down to the Rockefeller Centre and NBC Studios where we had a coffee to re-fuel ourselves. From there we made our way over to Grand Central Station, and boy is it impressive!
Grand Central Station is seriously impressive! We must have spent nearly an hour just looking round the main concourse admiring everything in sight, even little things such as the arrivals/departures board was amazing to look at. Obviously I couldn’t stop taking pictures of everything and had a real struggle choosing which ones were the best of the best. The 3 widows you see above were something else though! I couldn't not include them.
The weather was rather foggy on our first day in New York City, but that didn’t get us down and actually created some cool photos of the skyscrapers surrounding us. Below you see the Chrysler Building slowly being engulfed by the fog. The weather actually cleared up as the evening progressed and we had a clear sky by the time we called it a day.
After spending so much time in Grand Central Station we made our way back towards Times Square, stopping off at Bryant Park along the way. As I’m writing this I have just realised that I don’t actually have ANY pictures of Times Square, I guess that means I’ll have to go back to get some! Anyway, back to what I was saying. We spent some time in Times Square as it started to come to life as the sun went down, but you wouldn't think it had because of all the lights. I know that’s what Times Square is known for but when you see it in person is it just on another level.
By this time is was nearing 7pm so we decided to get something to eat before we called it a day. We ended up in Hell’s Kitchen, an area of NYC filled with restaurants, take-away’s and all sorts of different eateries. We ended up in Shake Shack, if you don’t know what Shake Shack is you’re missing out. After stuffing ourselves full of delicious burgers, crispy fries and insanely thick milkshakes we called it a day and headed back to the hotel for an early night to try to combat our oncoming jet lag. Myself and Emily had planned to watch the new episode of The Walking Dead before we went to bed but our pan failed as we both fell asleep within the first 5minutes!
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